Wednesday, July 21, 2010
More Health for the Care, continued
I come to praise medical care, not to defend it. The praise is justified for providing relief of pain and suffering, for saving lives of the injured, for rehabilitation of the sick and disabled, for amelioration of chronic disease processes, for participating in the increase of life expectancy and for expanding the boundaries of knowledge for the biomedical sciences. But there is no defense against expectations and demands for results beyond the current capabilities of medical care. Nor is there a rationale for failing to learn and live the life styles that shape and support the pathways to good health.